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Police investigating WP candidate Raeesah Khan for social media posts which allegedly promote enmity between different groups

SINGAPORE — Two police reports have been lodged against Ms Raeesah Khan, a Workers' Party candidate contesting in the General Election, in relation to comments allegedly made by her on social media, the police said on Sunday (July 5).

Police investigating WP candidate Raeesah Khan for social media posts which allegedly promote enmity between different groups

Ms Raeesah Khan at St Anthony's Canossian Primary on Nomination Day.

SINGAPORE — Two police reports have been lodged against Ms Raeesah Khan, a Workers' Party candidate contesting in the General Election, in relation to comments allegedly made by her on social media, the police said on Sunday (July 5).

She allegedly commented that Singapore's law enforcement authorities discriminated against citizens, and that compared to other groups, rich Chinese and white people were treated differently under the law, the police said in a statement.

"In the context of a news article on the City Harvest Church ruling, Raeesah Khan allegedly commented that Singapore jailed minorities mercilessly, harassed mosque leaders but let corrupt church leaders who stole S$50 million walk free, and questioned who had been paid," the police added.

The posts, which were made in February 2018 and May this year, have resurfaced during the hustings. 

Screenshot from Singapore Matters/Facebook

The police said they have consulted the Attorney-General’s Chambers, which advised that an "offence of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race under Section 298A of the Penal Code is disclosed". Those found guilty of such an offence could be jailed for up to three years, fined, or both.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Ms Khan, 26, is being fielded in WP's team contesting Sengkang Group Representation Constituency, along with Dr Jamus Lim, 44, Ms He Ting Ru, 37, and Mr Louis Chua, 33.

TODAY has reached out to the party for comments. 

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